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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the economy added 114,000 jobs in september and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: but a major drop in unemployment right before the election has some questioning the results. former general electric ceo and mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments including mitt romney. the republican nominee says many of the new jobs are only part time. and that's not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and with incomes that have gone down. >> reporter: the report was good news on wall street but investors remain wary. >> it's all everyone
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> maybe it's the economy or the popularity of going green but this year, halloween costumes swaps are popping up everywhere. a group called green america is sponsoring more than 150 costume swaps across the country this weekend. alameda is holding its swap this saturday. from furry creatures to elmo to m&ms all you need is a costume to contribute. organizers say swapping saves more than money. it helps save the environment by keeping costumes out of landfills. >>> the u.s. postal service announced as of january 27, you'll be paying one cent more. the first class stamp will now cost 33 cents a forever stamp 46 and they are introducing a new global forever stamp that allows you to mail a letter anywhere in the world for a dollar ten. now, other prices are also going up. it's one of the few things the post office can do without approval from washington. the usps has been begging for controversial changes like cutting mail delivery on saturday for some time now. for more information go to cbssf.com-consumerwatch and find a list of costume swaps throughout the bay area. >> thank you. >
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